U-W President Optimistic Over Budget

Laramie, WY – University of Wyoming President Phil Dubois says he's optimistic the legislature will approve most of his budget. Governor Freudenthal is recommending most of what Dubois wants, including emergency repairs to War Memorial Stadium and ten million dollars in other projects. Dubois says the request is a good budget, but he still plans to ask lawmakers for his original request, including more money for salaries and two million dollars in athletics spending Freudenthal did not include. Dubois says the extra money for scheduling, travel and other expenses is key to staying competitive in the Mountain West Conference.